not even remotely comparableIf it's unpopular to allocate money from the foreign aid budget to an NRL club, how will Western Australians react to the WA Gov putting money towards a potential NRL team?
The WA Gov has to take that money from some where else (IE. roads, healthcare, sports grants).
The small rugby league community in Perth will love it. Parochial fumbleball fans who couldn't give a f**k about rugby league will be against it.
Fumbleball fans in WA outnumber the state's small rugby league community. Losing votes from fumbleball fans is not a wise option.